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Area51 Proposal: Beginner Graphic Design Stack Exchange (working title)

I hate this idea and downvoted it. Sorry. To try and elaborate I did go back through Ink Spot and read the conversation about this starting roughly https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/...
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Why is this question about Paper Selections 'too broad'?

I think it's an interesting question, and potentially a great question. This is honestly the kind of question we need more of (...I really love paper). I can certainly see how it could be seen as both ...
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How should we handle canonical Q&As?

The tag canonical is somewhat clunky. It’s a meta tag (it’s not about the question's content but about what we think of it) and it’s prone to abuse by askers, possibly resulting in edit wars. I ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.3: Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”

I propose to use two new close reasons: This question does not fall within the expertise of graphic designers. This particularly applies to software and hardware questions that are not specific ...
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Should the opinion-based close reason's description be adjusted for Graphic Design?

I don't see a problem with the wording at all. It doesn't say "All opinions are off-topic". It even begins with "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience"... ...
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Improving some close reasons

These seem like small, harmless changes that are slight improvements and bring no harm, so I see no reason not to just do this. The first one is definitely an improvement. Linking the word this is, ...
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Closing for "Unclear what you're asking" detrimental to educating new users to our guidelines?

I vote to close as unclear when the question is unclear. It's that simple. I try and refrain from editing for intent. Because, well, I don't know the actual intent, which is why I perceive the ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

In my opinion questions should be closed if: They cannot reasonably answered in this format (or at all). They cannot be reasonably answered by this community. The first case is usually well covered ...
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Revisiting closure, part 2: What are good motivations for closure?

‘Gimme teh codez’ This is a phrase which has been used for many years on StackOverflow especially to refer to questions which show no evidence that the asker has done anything at all to try to arrive ...
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What are our current policies and guidelines for closing questions?

General rules of thumb Closure is primarily about preventing answers, not about punishing bad or lazy questions (downvotes can do this). Before you vote to close a question, always ask yourself what ...
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Why is Stack Overflow not one of the options under "close" > "off-topic" > "migration"?

To see something other than Meta in that field, there would have to be a pre-defined migration path. These are rarely used, because: It would require that the close voters of the source site (here: ...
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Should old question that are no longer in scope be closed?

In general, yes. If you see something that is no longer on-topic you can vote to close it. Likewise, if you see something closed as off-topic that you think isn't you can vote to reopen it. Now, if ...
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Tech support Are we closing too few or too many questions as tech support? How can we define tech support in a better and clearer way? How can we re-phrase the custom close reason for tech support?
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

I don't think we should be making it more complicated when already few follow our guidelines.
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

The main reason why we require using automatic identifiers is to avoid trivial questions where all we do is to feed the asker’s image into an automatic identifier. If the image needs to be rescaled ...
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A review of Critique questions (July 2018)

I think our guidelines do a good job of addressing how to formulate a question so that it's a good fit for the Stack Exchange format. However, I'm wondering if they are good guidelines for "...
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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons

Does not fulfill requirements for font-identification, style-identification, or critique Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Does not ...
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Is there need for a third custom off-topic close reason?

There's so much talk these days of what's on topic, and what's off topic. While it would be nice to tell lazy people to go away, that's what we're here for. That's what I'm here for anyways. We ALL ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

I think we have two issues: Our close reasons are too similar and open to interpretation People too liberally using Close Vote when a Downvote would suffice In 2015 we got rid of "Brainstorming" as ...
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Close vote when the question changes drastically

Closing a question is usually meant to drive the OP to edit their question to make it better. Questions that need additional work or that are not a good fit for this site may be put on hold by ...
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A review of Critique questions (July 2018)

I do think the guidelines are great. I have seen some of the critique questions you are referring to and have voted to close some (if not all) of them for the exact reasons you name. Open-ended ...
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A review of Critique questions (July 2018)

Going through the newest critique questions, I can do nothing but agree with you @Ryan. While a good few of them still get closed, there are some that would have been hammered before but are not ...
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Improving some close reasons

Vote on this answer to approve/disapprove this request! For the first (pulling from JohnB's comment): When asking for help with implementation, please include screenshots and describe what you've ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

As of today, we deactivated the off-topic reason 'no effort': If you're asking for help with implementation, please include what you've tried and why it didn't work with screenshots. Please edit ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

First, I agree that there is a lack of voting and an overuse of close votes/flags. Seeing questions with multiple close votes and no downvotes makes no sense to me. If a question is poorly written or ...
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Basic Paradigms What’s our general goal when closing questions? When should individual users vote to close? Do we want to close questions because they have a low quality? Do we want to close ...
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Area51 Proposal: Beginner Graphic Design Stack Exchange (working title)

You seem to be focussing on splitting the questions, which indeed is technically easy, but Stack Exchange sites are about communities, not just about types of questions. More specifically: Who is ...
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Revisiting closure, part 2: What are good motivations for closure?

Our community cannot judge answers to the question A central aspect about the Stack Exchange system is that answers are evaluated by users via votes and thus good answers raise to the top. This ...
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Broad Answers What is wrong with broader answers? If a question needs to be answered in broad terms, does that make the question bad? What is a broad answer then?
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Code questions What sorts of questions requiring code are on topic? What requirements do these questions need to meet?

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